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The Aïgo de Vido, "life water" in Provencal language: nature meeting place

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Provencal gite for 5 people between a stream, a pool, a forest, and fields

The Aïgo de Vido name ("life water" in Provencal language) comes from its original location on the edge of the Estoublaïsse stream go down the Alps to cross the Estoublon village before to finish on the Asse, then the Durance, and on the Mediterranean Sea. The gite is isolated from the village (600 m away); it is reachable through a dirt road suitable for motor vehicle of 200 m from the D667 road. This gite, with an interior fully renovated in 2015, can accommodates up to 5 people in its 45 sq. m with a mezzanine that can be closed offering a double bed and a single sofa. There is also a double sofa bed in the living room downstairs that could be isolated by a curtain. Our fitting priorities: the functionality, the brightness (12 windows and French doors!), the external-nature openness (sliding doors, curtain). Three entrance doors allow heading to 3 different outdoor spaces (terrace, wooden balcony and staircase): a pool and terrace corner to the north side, a stream to the south and a forest to the west. The choice of wood for the fitting bring warmth and comfort reminding the surrounding nature. The gite has all the necessary fixtures and fittings to make your daily holiday life easier: an equipped kitchen, a living room, a dining area, and a bathroom with toilets. The interior bring freshness in summer and warmth in winter thanks to its full insulation (roof, floor, walls, and windows), the blinds, and an electric heater. For leisure activities, there is a sofa and a TV, you will have the possibility to borrow adult and children books from the owner, retired professor (called "Christine of the river" in the village!), as well as board games. Outside, there is a pool (5 m away from the house) shared with the owner and sometimes her 2 adult children visiting, in return for a pool and pool area maintenance. Water games are available as well as sun loungers. For your safety, the pool is fully fenced by a wooden fence and an invisible protection grating. There is also a mobile barbecue available on both terraces, a Ping-Pong table, tables and outdoor armchairs, sun umbrellas, and a direct access to the stream (20 m away). The outdoor layout has been guided by the search for privacy: wooden walls to seclude the house to the courtyard with car park and the owner's house just 50 m away. The originality of the location of the house is both its isolation in the middle of nature 500 m above sea level with a stream, a forest, and fields without neighbours; and also the proximity with the Estoublon village (10 min away on foot) where you will find all you need: a grocery store, with wines, fruits, tobacco shop opens everyday including bank holidays! There is also a bar and restaurant (dish of the day per 10 €), the post office and the street butcher shop 2 times per week. you can reach the surrounding cities easily by car: Digne is 20 minutes away, Riez is 30 minutes away, Oraison is 30 minutes away, Manosque is 30 min away and further there is Marseille 1 h 30 away that offer everything: markets, events, activities, tours, pond, beaches... The Aïgo de Vido-gite location allows you to start hikes on the surrounding hills directly on foot without taking your car, also to start hikes on the edge of the river or on the Gorge of Trévans, Majastres, Saint Jurs, the Mont Denier... You will need to take your car for other available hikes as The Verdon Gorge, Plateau de Valensole, Pays Dignois, and so on. It is possible to loan guidebooks and maps. Finally, the Aïgo de Vido gite is a privileged place to be close to the nature in a harmonious and soothing environment and let’s not forget the material comfort.

Christine Jousset
Member since: 2015
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Christine Jousset

Retired professor, I choose to live in Estoublon in Provence for 5 years after spending many years in a city-dweller life. I currently spend all my time to renovate my house and the gite of the Aïgo de Vido in order to share this place with others, family, friends or holidaymakers.

Christine Jousset purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Christine Jousset chose Estoublon

Since 1989 (date of purchase), the Aïgo de Vido gite has always been a welcoming place for my relatives: family and friends; and I decided, 4 years ago, to extend it for holidaymakers from all horizons.

What makes this cottage unique

It is the originality of the gite location on the stream edge, located in the hollow of a valley, surrounded by nature without being isolated from others that seduce me at time of purchase as well as the presence of water, a stream and a pool, in a warm-summer region.


Estoublon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • - le ménage d'entretien est à la charge de l'occupant - le propriétaire a la charge du gros entretien : poussière, vitres, piscine et arrosage...
  • - tout objet cassé doit être remplacé
  • - la piscine et ses alentours sont des espaces partagés avec le propriétaire; le partage se fait en bonne intelligence dans le respect de chacun.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washbasin
  • - Washbasin - Toilets - Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    A living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , For 2 people
  • - 1 mezzanine bedroom that you can close with a wooden sliding door: one double bed and a 120-cm sofa bed, one sofa-bed in the ground floor's living room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing


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The Aïgo de Vido, "life water" in Provencal language: nature meeting place
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Lovely setting and so quiet

  • 4 of 5

Having a swimming pool available was sheer luxury. Owner, Christine gave us a warm welcome, always ready to help out if needed, speaks a little English so we got by with our little French. The accommodation is very well equipped and all you need for a comfortable stay. The seating available in various parts of the garden are superb. At the bottom of the garden is a dried up river bed which is lovely to walk along and next to it is a running river. We love bird watching and got such a lovely surprise seeing a Night Jar which are rare to see. They come out like the Bats do as it goes dark and hunt for insects. Seeing that just made our holiday there. The biggest draw back is no Wfi which is needed by most on holiday, and if this was to be installed we would go back again for another holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos commentaires élogieux pour mon gîte. Je vous confirme que l'installation du wi-fi est prévue pour la saison prochaine et qu'actuellement une connexion est toujours possible au café et à l'épicerie du village: c'est à 10 minutes à pied ... mais c'est peut-être aussi le charme du monde rural. A bientôt alors et avec plaisir. Christine Jousset I confirm you that the installation of the Wi-Fi is planned for the next season and that at present a connection is always possible for the coffee(café) and for the grocer's shop of the village: it is in 10 minutes on foot but it is maybe also the charm of the rural world. See you soon then and with pleasure. Christine Jousset
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Glorious hidden cottage in Southern France

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a better stay here. The house is wonderful! It has everything you need, including a great pool just outside to escape the heat. The house is light, spacious and beautifully refurbished inside with lots of space for sitting, eating and drinking outside too. We had a magical time exploring the fantastic area with its gorge, mountains and wildlife. The village itself is also really great, friendly people and a lovely local restaurant. The owners are incredibly kind and accommodating, we were made to feel totally at home. We would highly recommend this place. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très joli petit havre de paix!

  • 5 of 5

J'ai passé deux nuits dans ce gîte avec mes trois filles et nous nous sommes régalées. Le gîte est un véritable petit havre de paix, décoré avec goût et extrêmement bien équipé. Il ne manque rien.. Le confort absolu et une propreté irréprochable. On y loge très bien en couple avec trois enfants. L' endroit est calme, mais on trouve tout à proximité. La situation permet de visiter la région du Verdon et la région de Forcalquier. Nous n'avons bien sûr pas pu utiliser la piscine à cette époque de l'année, mais avons bien apprécié le soleil du matin sur l'une des deux jolies terrasses. Nous espérons bien sûr revenir vite. La propriétaire est généreuse, disponible et agréable.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines cet été à L'Aïgo de Vido et avons particulièrement apprécié notre séjour. La location est fidèle à son descriptif (beaucoup de charme, très bien équipée, très propre, pas très grande mais très fonctionnelle); la piscine, bien sécurisée, est un véritable plus. Christine est une hôte discrète mais toujours disponible pour donner des infos sur les nombreuses ballades à faire dans cette magnifique région. Nous recommandons cette location sans restriction et espérons y retourner à l'occasion.

Marielle G.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Super séjour , au calme, en pleine nature

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes partis avec deux jeunes enfants de 15 mois et 3,5 ans , la piscine est bien sécurisé . Le gîte est très agréable, l'hôte accueillante. Nous recommandons vraiment ce gîte , confortable , bien équipé, village accessible à pied, plein de balades

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié ce petit gîte au sein de la nature et pourtant proche du commerce du village (on s'y rend à pied sans problème). On n'est pas très loin des sites à visiter et sur place il y a de nombreuses balades à faire.L'accueil est sympathique et le logement ,aménagé avec goût, est très fonctionnel. Nous recommandons ce gîte. Une cure de repos, de calme dans un environnement chaleureux et superbe.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
119 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Bar- restaurant the XXe Siècle
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
A 51
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Restaurant the XXe Siècle
Nearest Ski
62 Kilometres
Grand-Puy-Seyne ski resort
Nearest Beach
124 Kilometres
Marseille beaches
Car: recommended

- Grocery, tobacco shops open every day in Estoublon (600 n away) - Street butcher shop 2 times per week in Estoublon (600 m away)

- Tree climbing park in Le Chaffaut-Saint-Jurson 04510, 16 km away

- Pond the Férréols

- Nice road, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 16 km away

- Many sporty and cultural activities in Digne-les-Bains as a pool: information at the tourist office

- Jean-Moulin Roundabout, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 20 km away

- Hospital centre of Digne

- Saint-Christophe district, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 22 km away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $366.57

La caution est payable en ligne avant l'arrivée lors du second versement et sera restituée directement en ligne dans les 7 jours suivant le départ si tout est ok.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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